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  • Ford

    Ford Motor Chief Executive Alan Mulally said Monday he is pleased with the "breadth and depth" of interest in Ford's British luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover.

  • GM Details 'Significant' Savings in UAW Pact Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 1:29 PM ET
    General Motors

    A new four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers will transfer an estimated $46.7 billion worth of retiree health care liability from the company to the union and will significantly reduce labor costs, the company said Monday.

  • Big 3: Why Don't You Believe They'll Come Back? Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 9:36 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    It came out left field. There I am Saturday morning at the gas station when the guy behind me said, "You keep saying GM's getting better. I'll believe it when I see it." At first I wasn't sure he was talking to me, but after a few seconds I asked him why he he doubts GM is coming back.

  • Ford, UAW May Reach Deal Quickly, Analysts Say Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 4:55 PM ET

    Ford Motor, considered the weakest of the three U.S.-based automakers, could agree on a new contract with the United Auto Workers union fairly quickly and without the strikes that marked negotiations with General Motors and Chrysler, analysts said on Thursday.

  • Ford Snaps Up Toyota Exec as Marketing Chief Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 12:00 PM ET

    Ford Motor is expected to name long-time Toyota Motor executive Jim Farley to head its marketing division, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

  • Toyota "Star" Goes American (Ford): Will More Follow? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 10:54 AM ET
    Jim Farley

    Need proof the Big 3 may be on the verge of doing some good, perhaps even great things? Check out the latest management coup with Ford hiring Jim Farley away from Toyota to become the U.S. automaker's main man running marketing and communications.

  • Winnebago Tops Forecasts for Fourth-Quarter Profit Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 7:29 AM ET

    Winnebago Industries, the No. 1 maker of motor homes, reported a rise in quarterly earnings on Thursday on significantly higher deliveries of the largest models.

  • "Chrysler Will Change" Proclaims Press Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 10:04 PM ET

    With a conviction Chrysler executives have lacked in the past, the automaker's new president, Jim Press emphatically told reporters Wednesday night the struggling American automaker will change.

  • UAW, Chrysler Reach Tentative Labor Deal Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 6:51 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers union said on Wednesday that it had reached a tentative labor agreement with Chrysler ending a strike against the automaker on the same day it began.

  • UAW, Chrysler Reach Tentative Labor Deal Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative labor agreement with Chrysler that includes a health care trust, ending a strike against the automaker on the same day it began.

  • Chrysler Workers Walk Out After Talks Pass Deadline Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Chrysler autoworkers started to walk off the job after the automaker and the United Auto Workers union failed to settle on a tentative contract agreement before a union-imposed deadline.

  • Breaking the UAW and Other Conventional Wisdoms Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:21 AM ET

    Over the last two months, I've heard roughly the same thing time and again from people in the auto industry and in Detroit. It's a variation of the general theme, "Chrysler, or more specifically it's owner Cerberus Capital, wants to break the UAW once and for all."

  • The Politics of Housing Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    I've been doing "live shots" on the Michigan housing market. I wish I could preview what the candidates would say about the current housing recession in our country, but they really haven't said anything, so I don't have a clue what to tell you. I do know this: the neighborhood I have been standing in is what I like to call "America." Friendly folks, living on nice little manicured lawns in nice little brick and shingled houses.

  • Profit Outlook Skids Lower, Led By Financial Sector Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    Third-quarter profits are expected to be the weakest in five years, but much of the slowdown may be confined to the financial sector.

  • Twenty-four Hours and Counting at Chrysler Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:07 PM ET

    Within the next 24 hours, we will know if Chrysler and the UAW have worked out a new contract or if the union is on strike. Unlike the GM talks two weeks ago, it's a little tougher to handicap the odds of a strike at the country's #4 automaker.

  • UAW Sets Strike Deadline in Chrysler Labor Talks Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:50 AM ET
    Chrysler

    Negotiators from Chrysler and the United Auto Workers were set to resume contract talks after the union set a deadline for wrapping up negotiations this week.  The struggling No. 3 U.S. automaker has been given a 72-hour strike notice by the UAW as they negotiate a new labor agreement.

  • Ford Sales in China Gain Nearly 30 Percent Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 8:18 AM ET

    Ford Motor  said on Tuesday that its retail sales of vehicles in China rose 30 percent in the first three quarters from a year earlier to 149,455 units.

  • Profit Outlook Grows Even Grimmer For Third Quarter Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 2:47 PM ET

    As earnings season kicks off Tuesday with Alcoa's results, analysts have been lowering their already bearish forecasts. 

  • UAW Sets Wednesday Deadline with Chrysler Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 12:18 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers union has set a Wednesday deadline for reaching a new labor agreement with Chrysler LLC and has threatened to strike the automaker if a deal is not reached by that time.

  • Chrysler's Turn with the UAW Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    Here we go again, round two of the UAW contract talks, and this time the target is Chrysler. Here in Michigan, though, I'm getting a different vibe that I did two weeks ago covering the two strike at the GM.